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In Windows 8, Microsoft added a volume slider that appears in the top-left corner of your screen whenever you change the volume. While this is useful for those on a touchscreen, it’s annoying to see it every time you adjust the volume.
Recently, Windows 10 started doing something even more annoying: if you pause or adjust the volume when you’re playing music from Spotify, a big pop-up appears showing the name of the current song and its album art. While you might find this useful, it takes up a pretty big chunk of the screen and broadcasts your music to anyone looking at your screen.
— Conor (@Conor3000) November 6, 2016
Spotify only recently released a setting to let you tweak this behavior. To access it, pop open Spotify and go to Edit > Preferences. Scroll down to the bottom of the options list, and under Display Options, disable the slider for Show desktop overlay when using media keys. This will hide both the volume slider and song information window next to it.
It’s great that Spotify finally update to remove this. You might like the popup, as it lets you quickly see what song is playing without opening the main Spotify window. But if you find it just gets in the way, removing it just takes a simple setting change.
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Do you like this music popup, or are you happy to disable it? Let us know your preference in the comments!
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